What is the favourite part of your job?
I’m currently working in the Emergency Department of my hospital, and I love the diversity of my day-to-day with all the different patients I see. [From low to high-modality cases], being able to help people with their medical issues and make a tangible impact on their well-being is incredibly rewarding. I also love the sense of teamwork and comradery with my fellow healthcare colleagues, as we all pull together with the shared purpose of delivering the best care to our patients.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
To me, celebrating IWD demonstrates the idea that achieving gender equality requires more than just equal opportunities for women. Truly embracing equity means that we all need to identify and acknowledge the ongoing disparities that exist in our society, and take proactive steps to address them.
What were the barriers you faced as a woman when entering the workforce? Why is it important that more women should take up medicine?
Medicine is a universal practice, and half of the universe is women, therefore we need more female doctors. Easy. But in all seriousness, diversity in healthcare is the key for us to be able to effectively meet the unique personal and cultural needs of our patients. Representation in healthcare important for the culture of the profession, but it also means delivery of higher-quality care and therefore better global health outcomes.